WEEKEND WEDDING PLANNING: MOTIVATION

It’s that time of the week again! You might remember, I took a month long break from wedding planning last month, as I didn’t really feel like there was much more I could do after our chosen celebrant/ planner said I wouldn’t be able to book our ceremony venue until 3 months in advance. Feeling like I had been left in limbo, I temporarily broke my ban to take to the pages of a Facebook group I’m in, to find out how soon other destination brides could book and the general consensus was that a year in advance was pretty standard. Needless to say, I’m beginning to  think we might need to look at some other options. The only problem is, I now have zero motivation! So my question is what do you do get yourself back in the wedding planning bubble? 

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13 LAST MINUTE HALLOWEEN IDEAS

With Halloween just around the corner, I am busy adding the last bits to my outfit, whilst Jess is finalizing the plans for her murder mystery party this weekend with some quirky pumpkin decorations and a freakishly good cocktail list that’s to die for! This year we have been surprisingly organised with all our Halloween plans, but I have to admit I usually leave it down to the wire and there’s nothing scarier than having to piece everything together at the last minute. So we have rounded up 13 of our favourite quick and easy Halloween ideas for you to try this weekend. So grab you pumpkins and lets get started…

Beginning with our sugar skull wreath, which would be a spook-tacular way to surprise your guests as your greet them at the door.

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DIY THIS SUGAR SKULL HALLOWEEN WREATH

What’s that I hear you cry? A wreath? Not at Christmas? Oh yes we totally went there! And while we’re on the subjects of unique wreaths do you guys remember our DIY candy wreath and our super sparkly sequin wreaths from last year?! We loved them making them so much that we thought why not…

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THIS DAY OF THE DEAD WEDDING WILL INSPIRE YOU TO HAVE A HALLOWEEN WEDDING

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Those of you that read our blog regularly will by now have realised we are slightly obsessed with Mexico and its culture, especially Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead as some of you might know it. Once only celebrated in Mexico, the holiday is now celebrated around the world in honor of deceased loved ones. In Phoenix Arizona, there is small a unique Spanish village that is the inspiration for today’s styled shoot. It wonderfully captures the essence of this colorful celebration with vibrant flowers, fruits, layered linens, candles and of course- skulls.

There are so many things I love about this shoot, but I immediately fell in love with the couples sugar skull makeup. It looks so unique! Of course if this isn’t your thing there is still a ton of inspiration to be had, from the tabletops decorated in mounds of fruit, themed cocktails and even a churro cart.

With such beautiful and vibrant decor it’s easy to forget that at the core of Dia de los Muertos is an ancient tradition from which we can also take inspiration when it comes to honoring lost loved ones at a wedding. This can be in a number of ways from lighting a candle in memory, or creating an altar with photos of loved ones.
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